The former business partner and friend of Hunter Biden will testify that Hunter called then-Vice President Joe during client meetings, according to reports.
Devon Archer, 48, was subpoenaed on June 12 by the House Oversight Committee, which is investigating Hunter’s dealings and whether he and other Biden family members improperly traded on their connections.
Archer has so far canceled his scheduled depositions three times, The Washington Examiner reported, but still intends to speak to the committee. They are going on break for the summer vacation in August.
On Sunday, the new york post office reported that Archer is expected to tell the committee that Joe spoke to Hunter’s business associates, including Burisma’s, at least 24 times.
Devon Archer, far left, is seen golfing in the Hamptons with Hunter Biden (far right) and Joe Biden (next to Hunter). Archer is expected to testify about Hunter putting Joe on the phone with clients.
Hunter and Joe Biden are pictured together in April 2016. Joe was Vice President from 2009 to 2017
Archer and another business associate, Tony Bobulinski, have said that Joe Biden offered brief greetings and platitudes rather than concrete deals to Hunter’s business partners.
But Archer’s testimony will further challenge the White House’s insistence that Joe Biden was never aware of or involved in his wayward son’s business affairs.
“We look forward to hearing from Devon Archer about all the times he has witnessed Joe Biden meet with Hunter Biden’s business associates abroad when he was vice president, including on speakerphone,” said James Comer, a Kentucky Republican who serves as the committee’s chair.
Joe Biden, who was vice president from 2009 to 2017, spoke to Hunter’s associates about the Ukrainian energy company Burisma in December 2015.
Hunter and Archer were in Dubai, Archer will reportedly testify, and Hunter told other Burisma board members they could speak to his father on the phone.
Hunter connected his father with Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Burisma, and Vadym Pozharskyi, a top Burisma executive, and as they huddled around the phone, Hunter told Joe that Ukrainian businessmen “need our support.”
Archer is also expected to say that Joe Biden only spoke vaguely during the brief call to greet the two businessmen.
James Comer, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has confirmed that they are looking forward to Archer’s testimony. A date for his appearance is not yet known.
Comer and the committee are interested in the communications because, at the time, Joe Biden was serving as President Barack Obama’s “point person” on Ukraine and US efforts to discourage corruption.
Burisma was under investigation for corruption, and in an email to Hunter and Archer in November 2015, a month before the phone call, Pozharskyi demanded that they use their influence to “shut down” the criminal investigation against Burisma, The New York Post reported.
Archer will also tell the committee, the newspaper said, about a dinner at a restaurant in the French capital, where Hunter took out his phone and called his father, in an attempt to impress potential investors.
Archer will say that Hunter would introduce his father to people over speakerphone on about one in four calls.
At other times, he would talk to his father without telling him that he was using speakerphone, leaving open the possibility that Joe was unaware that his son was exchanging his access.
Joe Biden has been known to talk to his son and grandchildren on a regular basis: Hunter Biden in 2021 told CBS News that they talk every night.
A close associate of Archer told the New York Post that he is testifying about his time working with Hunter because he believes it is his “civic duty.”
Archer was sentenced to one year and one day in prison in February 2022 for defrauding a Native American tribal entity and several investment advisory clients of tens of millions of dollars, in connection with the issuance of $60 million in bonds.
Archer’s associate said he felt the fraud case was a way to silence him.
He has “nothing to hide, no vengeance to enact, and no one to protect but his family and feels like he’s been handcuffed by the absurdly false [fraud] case to remain silent,” the source told The Post.
“In a forum where you have immunity, you can at least start to tell the truth.”
Hunter Biden is seen on the balcony of the White House on July 4 along with first lady Jill and first son Hunter
Last week, the committee heard from two IRS whistleblowers, Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, who said Hunter Biden had received preferential treatment from the Justice Department.
Hunter agreed to a plea deal for lying on his tax returns.
He also settled charges that he lied on a gun permit application: He said he did not use drugs, when he has since admitted his addiction.
During a committee hearing on Wednesday, Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene raised eyebrows when she shared explicit images of Hunter Biden with prostitutes, taken from her laptop.
The Georgia congresswoman warned parents watching at home ahead of their time to question IRS whistleblowers that “discretion is advised.”
The shocking moment was broadcast on the live C-SPAN broadcast, as well as other cable network channels that carried the hearing, including Fox News.
‘Should we show this?’ asked Democratic ranking member Jaime Raskin at one point.
Greene cautioned, “Before we begin, I’d like to let the committee and everyone watching at home know that parental discretion is advised.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene held up signs at an Oversight hearing on Wednesday showing explicit images of the Biden hunter from his laptop allegedly with prostitutes.
There is a plethora of damning footage from Hunter Biden’s laptop showing him naked or shirtless, using drugs and engaging in sexual acts with what are supposed to be escorts.
Staff in the hearing room on Wednesday reacted with laughter and surprise at the images Greene displayed on her poster of the first child being nude.
Images from Hunter’s laptop hard drive were printed on a poster board that Greene displayed at the hearing.
The photos showed Hunter engaging in sexual acts with prostitutes.
Greene stated that she was “uncomfortable” showing the graphic photos to Congress, but insisted that “the American people deserve to see them.”
“Before we begin, I’d like to let the committee and everyone watching from home know that parental discretion is advised,” Greene said.
Greene showed the footage to ask about Hunter Biden deducting taxes for costs related to escorts, prostitutes and sex clubs.
He also presented evidence that Hunter Biden paid for tickets for the escort to leave Los Angeles to meet him in Washington, DC in June 2018.
“If he was buying you a plane ticket to have sex and travel across state lines, do you think that’s a violation (of the law)?” Greene questioned the two IRS whistleblowers on Wednesday.
He added that the ‘West Coast assistant’ listed on Hunter Biden’s tax returns was likely this person he allegedly flew from Los Angeles for prostitution.
“That’s not what paralegals do,” Greene said, drawing laughter from those watching the hearing in the courtroom.